LanzaTech raises $15M, ZeaChem $5.1M in Series C sweeteners – lead 15 biobased companies in the 2012 Cleantech 100

LanzaTech and ZeaChem raise fresh capital as they head for commercialization

Plus, both are among 15 biobased companies that made this year’s Cleantech 100 list, as selected by the Cleantech Group. We look at the honorees.

In Illinois, LanzaTech, a pioneer in waste-to-fuels and chemicals technology, announced that it has closed on $15 million in debt financing from Western Technology Investment (WTI), a private investment firm based in Silicon Valley. Earlier this year, LanzaTech closed a $55.8M Series C funding round led by Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund, bringing the total capital raised to date to more than $100 million.

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BiofuelsDigest, 2012-10-03.


Avantium Technologies B.V.
BioAmber Inc.
Birchmere Ventures
Cleantech Group
Enerkem Inc.
FireLake Capital
Geno (formerly Genomatica, Inc.)
Globespan Capital Partners
Joule Unlimited, Inc.
LanzaTech Ltd.
LS9, Inc.
Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund
Mohr Davidow Ventures
PrairieGold Venture Partners
Spring Ventures
Western Technology Investment (WTI)
ZeaChem Inc.


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